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Global Dub Festival: Excision & Zomboy
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
May 15 2015
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Excision is a disc jockey from British Colombia, Canada. Real name Jeff Abel, he has become famous for being a dubstep artist. With the genre’s increasing popularity, he has become particularly famous in his country, and is now expanding to other countries as well. He often collaborates with other DJs and producers for his live shows, including Downlink and Datsik. To get to listen to one of his shows, find Excision tickets online for your city.
Abel has been working as a DJ and producer since 2004, but it wasn’t until later on in 2007 that his popularity started to increase. A lot of his rise to fame can be accounted to the dubstep fad that took over the rave scene and even the radio airwaves around that time, which also helped promote artists like Skrillex, Avicii and UKF Dub. His first recording was one called “No Escape”, which he released through his own label. The single was soon sold out and an increase in demand was clearly seen. This recording was also heard by Pendulum, who then approached him to mix one of their songs, “Showdown”. This was released as a single in 2009.
Dubstep music is largely electronic, including bass and a lot of synthesis. It may or may not include vocals but is closer to trance music. Even so, the direction which the dubstep style takes varies from one mixer to the next. Excision’s style is more aggressive; a lot more chaotic and complex than clean cut. This has so far been received quite well by the North American audiences. When he traveled to America to perform in 2011, he had to add more dates for his planned shows became so popular. At the time, he performed as part of the “Subsonic Tour” by Legacy and Downlink. Now, he is selling Excision tickets for what is being called the “X Tour” in which he will be joined by Lucky Date and Liquid Stranger. He has more recently formed a band specifically to play in this genre. The group’s name is Destroid and the other members are Downlink and KJ Sawka from Pendulum. Sawka was a drummer in his old band, but his sound combined with Excision’s styling have creating an all new different aspect to their genre—one they call drumstep.
So far, the X tour has been quite the success. Audiences who have been to the shows prior have appreciated it for its sophisticated sound system and its amazing visuals that are created through lighting that goes perfectly with the nature of the music. When he performed at the “House of Blues” in San Diego, audiences were amazed at how they were able to transform the venue simply though music. The thumping bass coupled with the neon and laser light spectacle gave the venue an entirely new ambience. The DJ has been performing to sold out shows all over the country. Since this is still the first time that he is performing in America on his own, he has chosen smaller venues. This has led to the musician being forced to add a new dates.
The show usually begins with other artists like DJ TxC, who open with their electro house tunes to warm up the crowd. But the full potential of the sound system and the lighting is not exercised until Excision steps out. Critics have described his set as one of the most visually impressive for an electronic dance music event. One can distinguish his sound from that of other dubstep DJs quite easily. Excision’s style is rooted more in heavier distortions and screeches that gives off almost a heavy metal vibe. Still, it fits the bill for being apt rave music, creating a giant party instead of a concert. His set is relentless, being consistently high in energy and loud in bass for as long as he performs. People have also noticed how he has become more unpredictable as a DJ over time. His transitions have become quicker and he chooses tempo changes that knock you off your feet. This way, his audience is always kept on their toes, always on the edge. Other than his original mixes, Excision has also taken famous songs like “Swerve” and given them his own twist, often making them sound more interesting than the original. It is this experimental nature and mystery in performance that has made him one of the top dubstep DJs in North America.